The feds are investigating whether Dallas mall mass shooter Mauricio Garcia expressed interest in white supremacy.
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that at least 8 people died including the shooter Saturday following a mass shooting at the Allen Premium Outlet mall in Allen, Texas.
The Washington Post over the weekend floated the idea that the Hispanic shooter may have had ‘Neo-Nazi’ beliefs.
Now the feds are investigating Mauricio Garcia’s possible white supremacy ties.
The Associated Press reported:
Federal officials are looking into whether the gunman who killed eight people at a Dallas-area mall expressed an interest in white supremacist ideology Sunday as they work to discern a motive for the attack, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official cautioned the investigation is in its early stages.
Federal agents have been reviewing social media accounts they believe were used by Mauricio Garcia, 33, and posts that expressed interest in white supremacist and neo-Nazi views, said the official, who could not discuss details of the investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
Garcia also had a patch on his chest when he was killed by police that read “RWDS,” an acronym for the phrase “Right Wing Death Squad,” which is popular among right-wing extremists and white supremacy groups, the official said.
In addition to reviewing social media posts, federal agents have interviewed family members and associates of Garcia to ask about his ideological beliefs, the official said. Investigators are also reviewing financial records, other online posts they believe Garcia made and other electronic media, according to the official.